COMP06172 2014 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 2 AND MOLECULAR GRAPHICS

General Details

Full Title
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 2 AND MOLECULAR GRAPHICS
Transcript Title
IT AND MOLECULAR GRAPHICS
Code
COMP06172
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
COMP - Computing
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2014 - Full Academic Year 2014-15
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Akinlolu Akande, Padraig McGourty
Programme Membership
SG_SPHAR_C06 201300 Higher Certificate in Science in Pharmaceutical Science
Description

This module deals with advanced practical applications of Information Technology. It covers the software packages for word processing, presentations and databases. It also covers a basic introduction to computer forensics.

The scientific applications will include drawing two-dimensional chemical structures, determining basic chemical parameters with software (i.e. determination of molecular weights, verifying chemical reactions, etc.) and using a spreadsheet to simulate titrations.

The teaching methods used will be a combination of lectures, self-study, labs, tutorials, and any combination of discussion, case study, problem-solving exercises and computer-based learning.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Produce a poster which illustrates the results of a piece of research and all its constituent parts.

2.

Communicate using Presentation Software in teams or individually.

3.

Use a number of tools designed for collaboration on projects.

4.

Use basic molecular graphics applications to create and study chemical structures.

5.
To use a spreadsheet to simulate and process data from titrimetric reactions.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module will be assessed by means of practical activities done in the computer laboratory during the weekly practical sessions, assignments in the desktop publishing and presentations section which will be completed durning the students independent learning. There will also be a computer laboratory based assessment during the module to ensure the student has met the learning outcomes and has taken on board the feedback given during the weekly practical sessions and the assignments already completed

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
COMP06001, Information Technology 1 or Completed ECDL CHEM06001, Chemistry I CHEM06002, Chemistry II or equivalent
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
Information Technology II for any other programme.

Indicative Syllabus

Advanced processing of data using Excel

Process Control Charts

IF Statements/Nested IF Statements

Lookup Functions

Pivot Tables/Pivot Charts

Simulation of titrations with Microsoft Excel.

Processing of titrimetric data with a spreadsheets

Desktop Publishing

MS Publisher

Developing a poster in MS PowerPoint

Tools used for collaboration.

Google Docs

Office Live

Dropbox

Presentation Software

Prezi

Molecular Grapics

Use two dimensional structural drawing and evaluation software e.g. ISIS Draw.

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation Advanced Excel Exam Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 4 3,5
2 Project Project using collaboration tools Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Week 6 2,3
3 Project Production of a scientific poster Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 8 1,2
4 Practical Evaluation Laboratory Practicals, Presentations, Mini Projects Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 2,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Computer Laboratory Practical 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Bucki, L. (2013). Office 2013 Library, Wiley, U.S.A

Marmel, E. (2013). Office 2013 Simplified, Wiley, U.S.A

Liengme, B. (2007). A Guide to Microsoft Excel 2007 for Scientists and Engineers, Elsevier, Canada

Harris, Daniel C. Quantitative chemical Analysis, 7th Edition (2006), Publ. W.H. Freeman and Company (Chapters 3-5) (1)

URL Resources
http://itsligo.learnonline.ie/course/view.php?id=566
Other Resources

Microsoft Office Support Site - http://office.microsoft.com/

 

Additional Information

None